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Westland Foundation and Carbone

award first Culinary Arts scholarship

     Carmela Mayoralgo
Carmela Mayoralgo, the first Westland-Carbone scholar

Westland Foundation and Carbone Restaurant recently awarded their first Culinary Arts scholarship to Carmela Bianca Mayoralgo.

The presentation held November 6 at Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, 680 St. Anne’s Road, marked the beginning of the Westland-Carbone scholarship, which is aimed at increasing inner-Winnipeg students’ enrolment in Red River College’s Culinary Arts program.

Joined by her family, the first Westland-Carbone Scholarship recipient Carmela Bianca Mayoralgo says, “Thanks for the scholarship that is helping me to pay for my student loan. This scholarship brings me closer to my goal of becoming a restaurant owner someday.”

Carbone’s CEO Benjamin Nasberg says, “As a local business, Carbone is not only playing an active role in keeping our economy strong but also making it sure that it supports our community’s education needs.”

John Prystanski, Westland’s president says, “Carbone’s scholarship is an important contribution to the growth of our scholarship program. We ask Winnipeg businesses to partner with us in supporting our broader mission, which is to provide full post-secondary scholarships to every inner-Winnipeg student.”

Created in 1993, Westland Foundation is a volunteer-based and non-profit organization dedicated to empowering inner-Winnipeg youth, through post-secondary education.


Westland alumni member Missie Gatoro, Carmela Mayoralgo, Benjamin Nasberg, Westland alumni member Kimberly Solis & John Prystanski

Westland Foundation

Elena Grinshteyn (Red River College’s Development Officer, Student Awards and Special Initiatives), Lisa McBride Westland’s alumni members Duyen Chau & Missie Gatoro, Carmela Mayoralgo, Kimberly Solis, Westland’s communications & development coordinator Marilyn Camaclang, Jocelyn Dacanay, Westland volunteer Inna Borysevych, Carbone’s Matthew Meunier and Benjamin Nasberg